"Music Meet-Up", a new opportunity for AYA (Adolescents and Young Adults)
By: SarahRose Black, Music Therapist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Music moves us. It is a universal language that helps us:
- Connect with ourselves and others
- Navigate our emotions
- Tune into our thoughts of the world
- Create meaning, and process our experiences.
- It is also an evidence-based tool for health and wellness.
Music in a group setting has been shown to be useful and effective in addressing physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs. Starting in June 2018, Dr. Chana Korenblum (Psychosocial Oncology) and SarahRose Black (Music Therapy) will facilitate "Music Meet-Up", a new opportunity for AYA (Adolescents and Young Adults).
"Music Meet-Up" is a 6-session group program offered to support young people dealing with the challenges with having a cancer diagnosis and its treatment. Each weekly session is focused on a theme and includes music-based activities to develop of practical coping skills.
Participants should be well enough and willing to attend all 6 weekly, 1 and a half hour sessions. There is no fee for this program. No previous music experience is required.
If you have questions about "Music Meet-Up", feel free to contact SarahRose
Black (firstname.lastname@example.org, or 416 946 4501 x2494).